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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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79
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819 Ratings
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Ratings: 819
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 20
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: WilliamPhilaPa on 08-24-2007)
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

squeakmeister, Sep 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

bdridge, Jul 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

JimboHD2005, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

SamAdams327, Feb 07, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Part of the Samuel Adams Harvest Collection. I must say I was blown away seeing Dunkelweizen on the box. I had to double take a look.

Beer is very dark and has a great smell. I poured the beer in my Sam Adams glass and nice head arrived. Taste is just fantastic. Spices and banana. I could drink these all night.

Why is the world is this not in full production???? Please tell me this isn't going to be like Old Fizzewig and made once a year. That means I have to buy a lot of other Sam Adams to get this.

SA hit a homerun with this one.

OverToad, Aug 18, 2009
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4.6/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy amber-brown with a two finger puffy khaki head. Not the cloudy yeasty appearance expected from a weizen but as far as I'm concerned that is a good thing.

This is like liquid banana bread. Banana, caramel, nut, clove in the aroma.

In the taste more of a dry wheat flavor, but all of the elements from the aroma. Nice and crisp.

Light bodied and an easy drinker. Clean, malty/wheaty and crisp. One of the best dunkelweizens I've had. Some may not like it because there isn't a giant slug of yeast in the bottle. But me and my stomach are happy it isn't there.

mschofield, Aug 27, 2009
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4.55/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The most exciting new release from Sam Adams in at least a few years. Compared to their hefeweizen this is a benchmark accomplishment. I squeezed the two bottles from the fall Harvest sampler pack to find one of the most inviting looking dunkelweizens I've seen in awhile. Big amber brown clouded body with a billowing cream tarnished head that rises above the rim of my 1/2 liter Ayinger weissbier glass. Lacing is even and fine with intricate detail, beautiful looking brew. Aromatics come with a touch of raisin and tart sliced green apples, a bit of clove, banana, and bubblegum as well. Even some mango juicy characteristics arise with further sniffs. A touch of herbal hops in the nose with a nice roasted malt edge on the biscuit and wheat malt profile. Flavor is perfect none of that traditional Sam Adams house yeast this one is authentic German weissbier yeast, brings out all of those great phenols. Juicy sweetness with roasted malt edge brings to mind brown sugar sprinkled banana bread with sliced green apple tartness, and mango fructose complexity. Herbal hops for balance with big yeast characteristics finishing sharply wheaty with drying yeast components. Mouthfeel is perfect with effervescence in the carbonation and medium to lighter bodied. Nothing cloying or heavy on the palate, perfect version of the style. Drinkability is crazy, a beer they will be successful with if released in six packs on it's own. Every once and in awhile the Samuel Adams Brewmaster's Collection hits a homerun, I'm glad I was here to experience it.

WVbeergeek, Sep 21, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

BluFenderStrat07, Sep 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

nick1427d, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Nofear048, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Bubbalito, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

lansdowne24, Jul 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass

A:Pours a bit of a darker, cloudy brown. Not too much lacing left behind.

S: Delightful scent of fruit (mostly banana) along with cloves. I like it so far.

T: Very nice taste. Hints of banana and cloves are present, with a bit more towards the cloves as the coolness wares off. Very malty.

M: Excellent smoothness to this brew. Medium mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation.

D: This is a great beer to enjoy. You'll for sure want another after enjoying your first. Two would be ideal, although more can't be hard to have.

Another fantastic beer from Samuel Adams.

HockeytownBrew, Sep 05, 2010
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4.45/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice hazy amber with an inch if head.

S - Well I can smell orange peel and clove with a mild sense of wheat.

T - Interesting. The term seems to mean dark orange or fruit but you don't get any raisin or figs. Like a poster said you get over ripened fruit by my taste its more like a pear mixed with old orange without the mold. Really sweet but not cloying. Not off putting but an interesting brew.

M - Medium to light at best.

D - Man I don't know what they created but it seems to be a great brew filled with fruit, clove, and wheat flavorings. It is complex and original as mass produced. A very good brew!

DrDemento456, Oct 27, 2010
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4.45/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a cloudy light bown color, with no yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The smell of the beer is impressive, smells like a fresh wheat beer, slightly spicey, but more phenolic, with hints of banana and vanilla. Also smells slightly bready, which is spot on for a dunkel. Taste is more clove, banana, and mouthfeel is crisp on the tonque with adequate carbonation. The notes on the bottle say that this is a traditional Bavarian yeast strain, and yet this beer taste mildly familiar. Which makes me wonder, where are you getting the yeast, Jim? Weih...something? ;-)

Star80, Sep 26, 2010
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4.45/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing balance of flavors and drinkability in this dunkelweizen.

Pours medium brown with a reasonably thick and creamy light tan head. Gorgeous beer.

Nose is quite appetizing with a soft banana bread like aroma - banana with brown dessert spices.

On the palate the banana bread comes through again with the malty component making its voice heard, with a medium to light body, and a gentle sweetness towards the finish.

This is both incredibly drinkable and flavorful at the same time.

yemenmocha, Aug 31, 2009
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4.43/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is one of two samples types; multiple samples of each type :)
I enjoyed the two beer types at the the Brewery this weekend, it is for the Cast your Vote for the Brewmaster's Collection.
Very nice foggy brown appearance w/ slight amber hues. Burnt toast , biscuits and nutmeg on the nose. The taste is complex and you taste the dark malts up front; caramel, and malted wheat adds a nice cereal note. Some hints of fruits and banana shows up in the middle ; crisp finish ; medium bodied ; well done, enjoyed the many samples.

I voted for the Dunkelweizen...however it is a shame both beers can not be added to the collection.

WilliamPhilaPa, Aug 24, 2007
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4.38/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz. Bottle into Pilsner glass (didn't have a Hef glass handy ...)

Pours a nice cloudy brown with minimal head and lacing. Excellent color, but remarkably clear for a weizen.

Smell is light and wheaty, with banana and apple scents up front and clove and nutmeg behind. Hint of lemon.

Rich and malty, with clove and banana complimenting. Finish lingers a bit more on the banana. Little change as the beer warms, but some of the aforementioned apple and clove in the nose become more pronounced, and help along the experience.

Mouthfeel is the best part of this beer. Velvety and effervescent, with a richness to the weight and excellent balance of smoothness and bite. The beer glides onto the tongue and sits firmly, with just enough carbonation to bring fizziness to both the tongue and the roof of the mouth. Easy to swallow.

The malt and fruitiness of this beer are superbly balanced, and the sensation of drinking it is a real treat. Simultaneously, it glides down and settles gently in the gut, making it easy to declare this an extremely drinkable brew. Both flavorful and easy to drink? Get me another!

TheMadJack, Oct 16, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tasting glass from the tap.

This was the first Dunkelweizen that I have ever had and now I am a huge fan.

I had this at the Sam Adams brewery open house.

I liked the smokieness to it but needed a bit more of it to really describe this brew. This needs to be added to the Brewmaster collection

Duhast500, Nov 16, 2008
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4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a cloudy, hazy dark orange color with a 1 1/2 inch soapy, bright white head that leaves some lacing.

S: Smell is very strong of tropical fruit, banana, clove and nutmeg. I also get a faint wheat aroma as well.

T: Taste is a lot like the smell consisting of a very potent tropical fruit/banana flavor that is balanced out by the clove and nutmeg. This beer finishes with a wheat character and a bready dry finish.

M: Very fruity and sweet, has some slight carbonation and is well balanced. Very drinkable if you like the style.

O: This is my first time having this beer that I can remember anyways. I enjoyed it a lot and is a good summer time beer, not sure about releasing it for your fall collection, but not complaining. This is something I will be drinking often this fall, cheers!

SouljaSaia17, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Fuzzycuffs, Aug 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

hkyplyr73, Sep 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

ninaturner, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a a Czech pilesner glass.

A - Poured a dark amber, copper-like color that made me think of an IPA, was cloudy with a creamy head.

S - Both wheat and malt were there to greet my nose at the first whiff.

T - Some excellent malt sweetness as to be expected from a dunkel, which then gave way to the trademark characteristics of wheat which were highlighted at the end by subtle use of hops.

M - Epitomy of Weiss beer, nice and light swashing around in the mouth easily and going down just as easy.

D - Very high

RichieS2, Sep 24, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Braz, Nov 25, 2012
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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 819 ratings.